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Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli sits, Daniel Nava at first vs. LHP Mark Buehrle

08.15.13 at 3:27 pm ET

One day after his two-run, ninth-inning homer sent the game into extra innings, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will sit for the series finale against the Blue Jays and left-handed starter Mark Buehrle. Though Napoli typically would represent a player whom the Sox tried to get into the lineup against a southpaw, he has relatively modest numbers (.211/.273/.368) against Buehrle, while Nava is 2-for-6 with a homer against the veteran.

Ryan Lavarnway will be behind the plate for Jake Peavy‘s third start with the Red Sox. Lavarnway will bat seventh.

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Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

Shane Victorino, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

David Ortiz, DH

Jonny Gomes, LF

Stephen Drew, SS

Ryan Lavarnway, C

Daniel Nava, 1B

Will Middlebrooks, 3B

Jake Peavy, SP

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